Nokia 5250

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Nokia 5250[1]
Manufacturer Nokia
Compatible networks GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
Availability by country unknown
Predecessor unknown
Form factor Candybar, Touchscreen
Dimensions 105 x 50 x 14.5 mm
Weight 107 g
Operating system Symbian OS v9.4 S60v5
CPU Single CPU, 434 MHz ARM11
Memory 128 MB SDRAM, 256 MB NAND, 51 MB Internal User Storage
Removable storage microSD memory card slot, with hot swap max. 16 GB
Battery BL-4U 3.7V 1000mAh mAh Li-Ion standard battery
Data inputs Touchscreen, Dedicated keys for camera, volume, power, send & end, and (menu), Voice commands, Accelerometer
Display 2.8 inches 640 x 360 nHD with 16:9 picture touchscreen LCD (16.7 million colours)
Rear camera 2 megapixels (1600 x 1200)
Connectivity Micro-USB connector, USB 2.0 high speed, 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector, Bluetooth version 2.0 with A2DP and AVRCP
Development status Available

The Nokia 5250 is a budget Nokia resistive touchscreen smartphone running on Symbian v9.4 operating system with a S60 5th Edition user interface. Its price before tax and subsidies is €115.[2] It was announced in August 2010.[3] It was available in China, Eurasia, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle East, and South East Asia and the Pacific Region. It is very small and compact. It comes preloaded with Guitar Hero Mobile series 5.


CNET Asia praised the resolution for the budget price, but criticized the lack of 3G capabilities, relying only on GSM and EDGE.[4] It also lacks wi-fi and GPS.


The mobile has evolved to be a good phone among symbians. It supports videos of .3gp, .wmv and many more. But lacks .mp4 and HD playback with its pre-installed Real player. For playing these the user has to download other software via the web. It has the facility to edit photos. Many recent software for entertainment as well as System Utilities are arising day by day for the symbian like Talking Tom, UC Browser, Opera Mini, Temple Rush and many more. It has also facility of search by voice function. The user may also switch among different tabs by pressing the menu button. Also the user is prompted to install applications either in phone storage or external device. Software like handwriting recognisation and handwriting keyboard further makes the phone a modern device. The phone allows the user to view online videos and do online streaming via its preinstalled real player. Another benefit of the mobile is that virus or malwaee doesnot attack symbian.


The only big disadvantage of the mobile is that not every application can be installed into the mobile normally. Generally the applications during installation say Certificate error or Application out of date or expired certificate. This all happens because old applications which had expired cannot be installed into the mobile normally. To install these the symbian needs to be hacked and then any application can be installed.


  1. ^ Europe - Nokia 5250 Specifications,
  2. ^ Nokia 5250 gets official: €115 for a 2.8-inch touchscreen with 16:9 display ratio (updated). Retrieved on 2013-12-09.
  3. ^ Launch: Nokia 5250, as seen on Ovi Store - Nokia Conversations : the official Nokia blog. (2010-08-24). Retrieved on 2013-12-09.
  4. ^ Chan, John. (2010-08-25) Review: Nokia 5250 - Mobile Phones - CNET Asia. Retrieved on 2013-12-09.

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